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Verbena ‘Commander Marchaud’

Vervain

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.6m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Verbena ‘Commander Marchaud’ (Vervain). These are biennials and perennials, with over 250 species which produce leaves which are small, dark, irregularly shaped and toothed. They will bloom in late spring, summer and autumn. They are frost hardy to frost tender, min 1C and will prefer sun and well drained soil. Propagation is by stem cuttings in late summer or autumn or by seed in the autumn or spring.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

N.C.S America, S.Europe.

Interest and use

Beds and window boxes

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are marginally frost hardy to frost tender min 1C. Grow them in medium, well-drained soil in full sun or at most partial-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in the autumn or spring, from stem cuttings in summer or autumn.

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